“City Lights” explores the ways in which people express themselves creatively and enhance our lives.
In addition to a wide range of music, “City Lights” covers theater, dance, pop culture, visual arts and more. WABE has long been a partner with many organizations in Atlanta and through “City Lights” we’re deepening those relationships to serve our community with even greater arts and cultural content.
Lois Reitzes talks with Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College, about her biography of the artist Romare Bearden, “An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden”; The Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews about playwright August Wilson; and playwright Will Power about “Seize the King,” his retelling of Shakespeare’s “Richard the Third.”
Lois Reitzes talks with Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls about their new album “Look Long”; Alexis Scott, granddaughter of the founder of the nation’s oldest daily African-American newspaper, the Atlanta Daily World; and musician, writer, and activist Billy Bragg.
Lois Reitzes interviews Atlanta ballroom legend, Kierra Focks and Out on Film director Jim Farmer about the ball subculture and the documentary “Paris Is Burning”; and Philip Rafshoon about the LGBTQ bookstore Outwrite. Producer Summer Evans talks with Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski about his cookbook “In The Kitchen.”
Lois Reitzes interviews harpist and activist Angelica Hairston about Challenge The Stats and their upcoming virtual event “Music for the Crisis“; Clare Summerskill about her work in comedy and acting; Melissa Fougler and Austin Hughes about DramaTech’s virtual performance of “Boom“; and Out Front Theatre’s Paul Conroy about “Standing Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays.”
Lois Reitzes talks with Pam Redmon of Emory’s Global Health Institute as well as authors Beth Bacon and Kary Lee, winners of the COVID-19 children’s book competitionheld by Emory University; Shankar Vedantam, host of NPR’s “Hidden Brain“; Charles Stephens and Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor about Out of Hand Theatre’s virtual reading of the play “One In Two”; and Director Barry Jenkins and actor Trevante Rhodes about the film “Moonlight.”
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